Tropical Orb Weaver Spider (Eriophora ravilla)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Tropical Orb Weaver Spider (Eriophora ravilla)

I nearly walked through a very large web where this spider was dangling. It was built between a Chickasaw Plum and a natural area of grapes/saw palmetto which are about 8-10 feet or more apart.

Learn: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/spiders/tropical_orb_weaver.htm

Learn more: http://bugguide.net/node/view/24094

Had quite a cache of prey:

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2 comments
  1. Wow. I sure don’t want to walk through one of these webs. Amazing to be so large.

    • Loret said:

      yes. The small spider must be very industrious to produce it.

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